Re "Water plan may shift Delta tunnels" (Page A1, Aug. 15): While Thursday's announcement was an excellent first step in addressing issues about the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, we are still concerned about its implications to our region.
Without a realistic and fair plan to operate the two tunnels, we will see grave impacts to the water supply of half-a-million people. A reliable water supply and environmental restoration in the Delta are two important factors in our state's water future. However, leaving Northern California's water supply in extreme danger while increasing water supply in Central and Southern California is no way to plan for the state's safety, quality of life and economic future.
The Department of Water Resources is smart to welcome change to the BDCP from stakeholders in the Delta region. We now call on the Department of Water Resources to listen to water suppliers, residents and organizations in the greater Sacramento region whose voices deserve to be heard.
-- Bob Walters, Folsom